Infection Micromilieu-Activated Nanocatalytic Membrane for Orchestrating Rapid Sterilization and Stalled Chronic Wound Regeneration

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Author(s)

  • Ziyou Wang
  • Yau Kei Chan
  • Yingming Yang
  • Zheng Jiao
  • Limei Li
  • Jiyao Li
  • Kunneng Liang
  • Yi Deng

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2109469
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume32
Issue number7
Online published5 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2022

Abstract

Pathogenic infection inevitably provokes chronic inflammation and stalls the normal orchestrated course of wound-healing cascades. However, current antibacterial therapies focus on the inherent bactericidal functions of biomaterials. To take full advantage of infection microenvironment (IME) peculiarities, an IME-activated nanocatalytic membrane consisting of electrospun poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) scaffolds, MXene/Ag2S bio-heterojunctions (MX/AS bio-HJs), and lactate oxidase (LOx) for chronic cutaneous regeneration is devised and developed. In this “intelligent” system, PLGA membranes gradually degrade to lactate, and LOx consumes lactate to yield abundant hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in a microenvironment-responsive manner. In addition, MX/AS bio-HJs in membranes not only exert benign photothermal effects and generate reactive oxygen species upon NIR light, but also catalyze the produced H2O2 to overwhelming hydroxyl radicals (·OH) through Fenton-like reactions, which all result in rapid synergistic sterilization. Furthermore, in vivo assays demonstrate that the nanocatalytic membranes reshape the stalled chronic wound into a regenerative wound by massacring bacteria, stopping bleeding, boosting epithelialization/collagen deposition of the wound beds, and promoting angiogenesis. As envisaged, the proposed tactic opens up a promising opportunity for arming membranes with IME-responsive nanocatalytic activity to remedy bacteria-invaded stalled full-thickness wounds.

Research Area(s)

  • antibacterial, bio-heterojunction, membrane, MXene, tissue regeneration

Citation Format(s)

Infection Micromilieu-Activated Nanocatalytic Membrane for Orchestrating Rapid Sterilization and Stalled Chronic Wound Regeneration. / Zhou, Xiong; Wang, Ziyou; Chan, Yau Kei; Yang, Yingming; Jiao, Zheng; Li, Limei; Li, Jiyao; Liang, Kunneng; Deng, Yi.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 32, No. 7, 2109469, 09.02.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review